Born: in Chicago, Illinois, The United States June 30, 1927 , June 30, 1927
Died: October 28, 1998
James Goldman was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, and the brother of screenwriter and novelist William Goldman.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up primarily in Highland Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He is most noted as the author of The Lion in Winter and author of the book for the stage musical Follies.
Goldman died from a heart attack in New York City, where he had lived for many years.